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Tribalism

The Evolutionary Origins of Fear Politics

Authors: Hobfoll, Stevan E.

  • Places the concept of “tribal politics” within the context of Trump’s rise, the 2016 Election, and growing polarization in American politics
  • Provides an empirical and evolutionary basis for the prevalence of tribal politics and the politics of fear, distinct from most books on the topic that employ a historical or political approach
  • Is of interest to students and scholars in sociology, psychology, and political science, as well as those in “harder sciences” and public policy
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About this book

Unearthing the most primal motivations behind the fear politics movements sweeping across the USA, Europe, and the Middle East, Stevan E. Hobfoll examines how  the increasing sense of threat from the political and cultural “other” or “outsider” engenders an evolutionary, built-in “defend and aggress” response. This deep-wired evolutionary response is a defining aspect of our tribal origins and has allowed for the rise of propaganda, extremist politics, and—in turn—violence. In this timely work, which binds theories in psychology, sociology, evolution, biology, linguistics, iconography, rhetoric, and religion, Hobfoll explores the tribalist roots of radical militant Islam, violence against women, white supremacy, the rise of authoritarian leaders, and an increasingly polarized and uncompromising political landscape. Grounded in evolutionary psychological research, Hobfoll’s long term study of stress,  and in conversation with contemporary academic literature, Tribalism not only offers an explanation for society’s worst impulses, but also points us towards the best protections against tribalism and other evolutionary traps.

About the authors

Stevan E. Hobfoll is the Judd and Marjorie Weinberg Presidential Professor and Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center, USA. He is a former Senior Fellow of the Center for National Security Studies at the University of Haifa, Israel. He has authored and edited twelve books, including Traumatic StressThe Ecology of Stress, and Stress, Culture, and Community.


Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78405-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78404-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tribalism
Book Subtitle
The Evolutionary Origins of Fear Politics
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78405-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78405-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-78404-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 210
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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